UTILITY REPORTER, IBEW 1245 WEBSITE WIN LABOR JOURNALISM AWARDS
“Circuit Reliability” took second place in the photo competition.
The IBEW Local 1245 website—www.ibew1245.com—won second place for Best Website Design in national competition sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association. The site was designed during 2009 by Communications Director Eric Wolfe and Kathy Kifer of Kifergraphics.
The local union’s newspaper, Utility Reporter, also received several awards:
Best Photograph, Second Award, “Circuit Reliability” (at right), a photograph of members laying cable for Underground Construction Co. in Oakland, CA, September-October 2009 issue, by Eric Wolfe.
Best News Story, Second Award, for “Fighting Back: Members, Retirees Rally to Defend Benefits at NV-Energy,” November-December 2009 issue, by Eric Wolfe.
Best Feature Story, First Award, “Will Green Jobs Be Good Jobs?”, September-October 2009 issue, by Eric Wolfe.
Best Editorial or Column, Second Award, “The $200,000 Complaint,” March-April 2009 issue, by Tom Dalzell.
Saul Miller Award: Best Collective Bargaining Story, First Award, “One Bad Dog: Confronting the Problem of Medical Costs,” March-April 2009 issue, by Eric Wolfe.
Saul Miller Award: Best Political Action Story, Third Award, “Fighting Back: IBEW 1245 Blitz Punctures Privatization at City of Redding,” November-December 2009 issue, by Eric Wolfe.